Jay Manuel returns to Canada’s Next Top Model

From a media release:


  • Recruitment continues for third cycle of Gemini Award-winning reality series
  • Visit www.model.ctv.ca to download full application kit and/or apply online

CTV announced today the return of Jay Manuel as host and executive producer for the third cycle of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, coming to CTV in 2009. Recruitment has begun for the hugely popular, Gemini-Award winning series, and continues through December 22, 2008. Visit model.ctv.ca to download an official application kit and/or to apply online.

“Jay Manuel is one of television’s most dynamic personalities on both sides of the border,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “His expertise and energy infuse CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL with added flair.”

“I’m thrilled to be back! CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL has proven itself to be the premier destination for viewers to learn about the Canadian fashion scene,” said Jay Manuel, host and executive producer, CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. “I’ve always felt the fashion industry is a viable and successful place for those with creativity and determination. The series will continue to showcase all fashion career avenues, while being entertaining and provocative.”

Currently seen as creative director and judge on AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL(R), Manuel is no stranger to the business of managing the esthetic. With an eye for creating stunning conceptual direction, Manuel has spent more than a decade in the world of high fashion and beauty, both in front of and behind the cameras. Manuel first took the reigns as host and executive producer in Cycle 2 of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, pushing the girls through the rigors of the fashion industry. A fan favourite of the TOP MODEL franchise, Manuel is back to helm the nation-wide search and find Canada’s next “IT” girl.

A fashion and beauty expert who began his career as a makeup artist, Manuel’s unique vision as creative director and producer has contributed to the success of 11 popular cycles of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. In addition, Manuel is host of the makeover series, STYLE HER FAMOUS and acts as a fashion correspondent providing red carpet coverage of The Emmy Awards(R), The Golden Globe Awards(R), The SAG Awards(R), The Grammy Awards(R) and The Academy Awards(R).

His artistry and expertise can been seen on the covers of the world’s most celebrated fashion magazines, and on the runways of the industry’s top designers. Manuel has worked with high profile photographers including Herb Ritts and Annie Leibovitz and has created “the look” for a long list of stars and models including Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Iman, Kim Cattrall and David Bowie.

In CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, each one-hour episode provides dramatic twists and turns as hopefuls compete to master essential skills and live together, all under the watchful eye of TOP MODEL cameras. One cast member is eliminated each week and the last model standing wins the coveted title of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. For up-to-date audition information and/or to download the official application kit and apply, visit www.model.ctv.ca.


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